Source: Clemens not expected to receive immunity for testimony
A congressional source said Thursday that a House committee does not expect to give immunity to former pitcher Roger Clemens or four other witnesses who are scheduled to testify about performance-enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball on Feb. 13.
The witnesses, who also include Clemens' former personal trainer Brian McNamee, will be asked about information contained in former Sen. George Mitchell's Dec. 13 report that details the use of performance-enhancing drugs in the MLB.
The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is proceeding as if no immunity will be granted, although the final decision will be made next week.
Clemens' lawyers also will likely be asked if they have a tape recording that McNamee's lawyers say exist in which investigators working for Clemens spoke with McNamee days before the release of Mitchell's report, the congressional source said.
McNamee, a former Yankees assistant strength and conditioning coach and one-time personal trainer of Clemens, told Mitchell he injected Clemens with steroids multiple times. Clemens said McNamee never injected him with steroids.
In addition to McNamee and Clemens, others invited to testify before the House committee are Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte, former second baseman Chuck Knoblauch and former Mets clubhouse attendant Kirk Radomski.
The Mitchell report fingered Radomski and McNamee as major distributors of performance-enhancing drugs to scores of players.
T.J. Quinn is an investigative reporter for ESPN.
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